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Student of the Week

Posted: May 15, 2018

Student of the Week Camila Chacon

8th grader at John Adams Middle School

Nusenda Credit Union, in partnership with the APS Education Foundation, highlights an APS student each week.

A little about Camila’s school experience: As a 6th grader I struggled with behavior and getting along with students and teachers. When I got to 7th grade I started realizing that getting in trouble was not going to get me anywhere. I started helping in a special needs classroom. I really enjoyed working with these students and felt like I had found my place at John Adams.  At the end of 7th grade, I was really struggling with my grades and didn’t know if I would even pass. I started thinking about the students I was working with and realized that I needed to be a positive example for them because if I can do it so can they. In 8th grade, I started working with students with autism and got really attached to them. So much so that I feel more like they are part of my family. There is one specific student who has become my sunshine. No matter what mood I am in he finds a way to cheer me up, even though he is non-verbal. He has such a special place in my heart and thinking about leaving him to go to high school really breaks my heart.

Favorite subject: Social Studies because I’m obsessed with learning about history.

Hobbies and activities: In school, I consider helping the autism teachers my hobby. Out of school, I love playing soccer and spending time with my family and my sisters.


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